Monday, December 18, 2006

And May God Bless Us Everyone

Tiny Rocks

We are in the midst of visitations, Christmas and a birthday here at Raindrops. Bug and Puff are home for a few days, so we are busy celebrating an early Christmas before they jet off to the west coast. It is also Butterfly's birthday, so that has added to the busyness as we attempt to cram as much family festivity as possible in these brief and fleeting few days that is all that we have together. We all stayed at Butterfly's for our Christmas Eve on Friday night, and being sentimental slobs we couldn't leave Tiny Rocks at home on his own. So there he is (above) hunkering down near the fireplace in the lid of the latest Trivial Pursuit game, his crutch by the side of the box. (In case you are new here or forget, he has one deformed paw, so he is our Tiny Rocks at Christmas time. And in case you still don't understand the reference, let me clarify slightly by saying that we watch Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas, and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol every Christmas.)


Below, in a delightful picture, Mother Cuppa and Daughter Butterfly share a hug over a birthday present. Don't you agree that it is a wonderful moment to capture? Unseen in the depths of the womb is my little grandchild, Smudge, whom I am sure is also smiling ... as am I. And may God bless us everyone!


Birthday Smiles

15 comments:

PBS said...

Awwww, those are great pictures!

Anonymous said...

They are great pictures, and congratulations are in order. When is Smudge due?

Anonymous said...

What a sweet mother-daughter photo! Merry Christmas to AC & Cuppa....

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! And I'll be anxious to hear the tales of your returning world travelers. :)



Peace,

~Chani

Cathy said...

Indeed, May God bless your family, Tiny Rocks and a special blessing for little smudge and mom-to-be, Butterfly.

(You're my kind of sentimental slobs :0)

Anonymous said...

A very, very merry Christmas to all of you, and a wonderful 2007!

mreddie said...

Great photos - hope you guys have a wonderful and blessed Christmas - and smudge too! ec

Ginnie said...

I love the picture of Cuppa and Butterfly. Are all the names nicknames or for real (Bug, Puff, Butterfly, Smudge, etc.)? I'm having a hard time keeping up with everyone but love the pictures and you seem like such a happy and loving family. I, too, want to know when Smudge is expected to make an appearance?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family you have. I love that Tiny Rocks has such a special place in it.

Happy holidays to all,

Laurie

Karla said...

I have yet to meet a cat who can resist making himself comfortable inside of a box. Lovely photos, and early Christmas wishes to you!

marmalade said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

love the pics!

miss you all!

Anonymous said...

You've inspired me! I'm off to get a soft box for our cats, who love to stretch out before the fire...

Have a Merry Christmas ~ Bonita

Anonymous said...

Anvilcloud, I bless you and your family this Christmas! May it be a time of great joy for you all!
I also thank you for being such a faithful blog friend and for bothering to leave lots of comments. It is so encouraging!
Erik

Coll said...

Have a wonderful Christmas. Such a lovely family (including Tiny Rock) :-)

Dale said...

I suppose you already know it, but it's worth repeating.

You are a LUCKY man, indeed!